Prince Philip admitted to hospital, Buckingham Palace says
Prince Philip, 99, has been admitted to a London hospital after feeling unwell, Buckingham Palace says.
The palace said overnight that the husband of Queen Elizabeth II was admitted to the private King Edward VII Hospital on Tuesday evening.
It called the admission “a precautionary measure” taken on the advice of Philip’s doctor.
The palace said Philip is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days of “observation and rest”.
Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, retired from public duties in 2017 and rarely appears in public.
During England’s current coronavirus lockdown, he has been staying at Windsor Castle, west of London, with the queen.
Philip married the then-Princess Elizabeth in 1947 and is the longest-serving royal consort in British history. He and the queen have four children, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.